About Us

Welcome to De Hems Dutch Cafe Bar

You will find De Hems Dutch Cafe Bar in Soho London within a short stroll of Shaftesbury Avenue, Leicester Square Tube and Chinatown - however you won't find another like it.

Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.

A fascinating past

With a pedigree dating to the 17th Century, De Hems takes its name from a Dutch seaman who bought the pub in 1890. Thus our history is strongly linked to the Dutch community and the Dutch Resistance who met here during the Second World War. We were a music business haunt in the 1960s and it was said that a place in the charts could be bought in our old Oyster Bar.

One of a kind

De Hems Dutch Cafe Bar is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Famous for being the only Dutch Café Bar in London

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Opening Times

  • Monday to Thursday: 10:00 - Midnight
  • Friday to Saturday: 10:00 - 00:30
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 23:00